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Pearl S. Buck International, Inc.

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Cultural & Ethnic Awareness, International, International Development, International Relief

Mission: Pearl S. Buck International provides opportunities to explore and appreciate other cultures, builds better lives for children around the globe and promotes the legacy of our founder by preserving and interpreting her National Historic Landmark home.

Target demographics: Build a global community

Direct beneficiaries per year: 66,000 international families and 21,000 local program participants and visitors

Geographic areas served: Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, China, Taiwan, United States

Programs: International programs for children, educational and multicultural programs at the Pearl S. Buck House Museum and National Historic Landmark Site

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

4 DBallai

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been closely involved with PSBI for more than a decade, and have watched this fine organization serve the needs of disadvantaged children/families abroad for many years. In 2012, I traveled to Vietnam/Cambodia with members of PSBI. During our trip, we visited several schools/orphanages, with one in particular serving handicapped children literally discarded by the people of Vietnam. As we toured the facility where the youngest infants were crammed into cribs, we saw a volunteer aid worker bandaging the hands and feet of several babies. When asked about this, the reply; "at night, large rats come in through the open windows and chew on their fleshy fingers and toes." What did PSBI do when they learned about this? They marshaled their high school leadership students who then worked in collaboration with PSBI to fund screens for the doors and windows protecting the children from further injury. This is just one small example of the myriad services PSBI provides in caring for the needs of the disadvantaged, while promoting the vision of Pearl Buck in teaching culture sensitivity to those who have. This organization deserves recognition and support in order to continue to help those in need, and I'm proud to play a very small part in their aide to others. The attached photo doesn't begin to demonstrate the standard of living of children in so many parts of the world, including those we visited in Cambodia. PSBI is making a difference.

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pearlsbuck Thank you, Dave. Your testimonial is powerful and important. We are so appreciative of you putting your experiences into words and sharing it on GreatNonprofits. We’re even more appreciative of all you have contributed and continue to contribute to Pearl S. Buck International and the needs of disadvantaged children abroad.

5

Board Member

Rating: 5

Pearl S. Buck International has a long history of working to deliver education, health and welfare support to disadvantaged children in many Asian countries, while leveraging the legacy of Pearl S. Buck in teaching the values and importance of cultural diversity.

In my long affiliation with Pearl S. Buck International, I have had the opportunity to travel to several Asian countries to see first hand, the very poor living conditions and the significant impacts that the PSBI programs make there. As a child sponsor, I am humbled by the frequent letters I receive from the children I support through the PSBI sponsorship programs, and have watched over time how they have progressed and prospered.

The team at PSBI, in working to preserve the legacy of Pearl Buck, has touched thousands of lives and continues to do so on very thin budgets. The mission of PSBI continues to help to build bridges between the East and West, helping generations of children reach their dreams.

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7

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've had the privilege and pleasure to be associated with the team at Pearl S. Buck International for almost 10 years now, in a variety of volunteer capacities. This organization consistently demonstrates passion, professionalism and the highest integrity in serving the needs of disadvantaged children in the US and abroad, while continuing to promote important messages related to cultural sensitivity and equality originally espoused by Pearl S. Buck. This is a very deserving organization with solid leadership and vision.

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7 wendyam333

Board Member

Rating: 5

Had the opportunity again this week to introduce someone to Pearl S Buck International. It is a pleasure to tell the story of Pearl Buck', her legacy, her beautiful home and National Historic Landmark, all the events and mostly all the truly inspirational work being done globally to help children and raise cultural awareness. I am proud to be a 25+ year sponsor and volunteer with this very worthwhile organization, its dedicated staff and volunteers.

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8

Board Member

Rating: 5

Pearl Buck and her legacy in Pearl S. Buck International to help children of all cultures have been a part of my life since I was a child. The staff is completely dedicated to the sponsored children and other aid programs, preserving and showcasing the grounds and house, and promoting Pearl Buck's message of bridging differences and global understanding. In Pearl Buck's eyes, all people are equal and all children deserve the same opportunities for a healthy and happy life. Story after story from those who have personally been helped continue to legitimize this organization's valuable work. Worthwhile to visit and worthwhile to donate.

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3 Carole6

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege of being involved with PSBI for 13 years of which the past nine have been in the capacity of a board member. I have seen this organization grow and excel in the transparancy of their many projects and goals. I have had the thrill of traveling with the CEO on several trips to Asia. I have seen the work of PSBI firsthand, in schools, in orphanages, in memorial halls that were dedicated to Pearl S.Buck. I have witnessed the how successful the sponsorship program is in meeting several very successful adults who say they owe their life and success to having been a PSBI sponsored child. I am glad that the good works of PSBI are being recognized.

3 David Y.

Board Member

Rating: 5

It is an honor to be on the Board of an organization that started with Welcome House by my Gran. The growth the organization has made through some tough times has been one that would make our founder proud. The mission and legacy of the organization will continue.The first Welcome House child, David Das Yoder

3

Board Member

Rating: 5

For me it is about the stories of lives changed forever through the vision of one extraordinary humanitarian and the good works of ordinary citizens inspired by her legacy. We are the stewards of that legacy. When a child who has no one, no hope, nothing at all, then has YOU because Pearl Buck inspired you to act, we write new stories for the human family, we continue the legacy of caring. That is extraordinary. That is Pearl S. Buck International.

3

Board Member

Rating: 5

It is such a pleasure to work with such a professional Board at Pearl S. Buck International, Inc. where the enthusiasm for the legacy of Pearl Buck is so evident. What a wonderful mission we have to affect the lives of so many young people and their families both here in the United States and throughout the world. And what a treasure we have in the Pearl S. Buck House where a tour of this historic home can tell the story of compassion and caring in vivid and colorful ways.